Valentine’s Day was always a nightmare.
Would I get a card?
Would I be the only one without a valentine?
Would the boy I loved love me back.
Such pressure, I used to hate it.
And I loved it too.
I loved the possibility that someone did actually love me.
I loved the imagining that the day would end well.
I love the romance and the notion that I would find my prince.
I believed the stories and then I started to hate
them. And blame them.
Why do they feed us that drivel, there is no
prince, there’s no white horse, I would say.
My best friend and I fell for the same guy. He
was smart and cute and very popular. He was tall
and handsome and really funny. I actually got
tongue-tied when I tried to talk to him. But I
knew that it didn’t matter, he could really see
me. He liked me, he’d always come over and sit
with me in the library and we would have to be
shushed because of the giggling.
Then he started dating my best friend, they were
in love it seemed.
They were the sweetest couple, went everywhere
together, a match made in heaven they said.
Valentine’s Day was a real blast that year.
But then I fell in love. For real, and it was
all true. And it was all worth it, even the
That moment of being in love….
That feeling that nothing else matters…
And then I really got it.
It’s the loving that’s as important as being
love, and you don’t have to wait for that.
You can love any time. You can love all the
And it really is true, nothing else matters!
Once I opened the door to love, I realized it was
everywhere. And it is catching.
It doesn’t even have to be reciprocated.
You experience life in a different way when it is
from a place of love, inwards and out wards.
The truth is, I still don’t adore Valentine’s
day. You see, one day is not enough. But I have
to admit, it’s a good reminder.
Just when we forget what it’s all about, this day
arrives and we are inundated with mushy stuff,
roses and cards and commercial nonsense….but we
How about it?
Can you just love?
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